A month spent watching Olympics.
My daughter getting injured, starting a new sport and starting high school.
Me trying to adjust to a new MP3 player since my beloved Creative Zen player died.
With dueling kitten cams to watch (one set of kittens is now adopted out, so I’m back to only one litter)
Through that, I did still get some books read.
- The Baker’s Daughter by Sarah McCoy
- 12.21: A Novel by Dustin Thomason
- 1222 (Hanne Wilhelmsen #8) by Anne Holt
- The Prophet by Michael Koryta
- Breakup (Kate Shugak #7) by Dana Stabenow
- The Submission: A Novel by Amy Waldman
- Sworn to Silence (Kate Burkholder #1) by Linda Castillo
- Legend (Legend #1) by Marie Lu
- Summer Knight (The Dresden Files #4) by Jim Butcher
- Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
- Crewel World (A Needlecraft Mystery #1) by Monica Ferris
- A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty: A Novel by Joshilyn Jackson
This brings my yearly totals to 101 books read: 29 paper books, 19 Nook books and 53 audio books. I’ve now reached my basic target of 100 books for the year, but I’m lagging just a little beyond the pace for my expanded goal of 150 books for the year, and significantly behind last year’s 122 books read at this point. This is not a point of concern, merely of interest.
My top reads for the month (which stand a chance of making my list of top books of the year) were The Baker’s Daughter by Sarah McCoy and The Submission by Amy Waldman. Both of these would make excellent Book Club discussion books (and The Sumission did!). Overall, it was an enjoyable set of books this month, with only one significant disappointment– Catch-22 reads much better at age 20-something than 40-something, my book club all agree.
For September, I know I’m reading The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes for my book clubs, and The Salt God’s Daughter by Ilie Ruby for review.
How was your August? What are you looking forward to reading in September?